Health ministry advises proning at home for Covid-19 patients with breathing troubles

Proning is a medically accepted position to improve breathing comfort and oxygenation. Covid patients with compromised breathing comfort in home isolation will find it extremely beneficial, says the government.

Those with a heart condition, pregnant, or with unstable spine or pelvic fractures, it said, should avoid it. It is also not to be performed after meals.

It further mentions a five-step method on placing a patient in the prone position using a regular beds, flat sheet and family members.

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